• Friday, December 09, 2022

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Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif to be questioned over family’s wealth

Nawaz Sharif will face investigators on Thursday

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be questioned on Thursday (15) by investigators probing how his family obtained its vast wealth, the first time a sitting Pakistani premier has appeared before any investigative agency. Sharif’s office on Monday (12) confirmed the prime minister had received a summons by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), set up by the Supreme Court to investigate corruption claims that surfaced following the Panama Papers leak. It said he would be attending an interview on Thursday. Pakistan’s stock market slumped four per cent as the news sent shudders through investors, fearful that instability in its fragile…

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